25 MCQ on Misconceptions of HIV/AIDS/STDs

25 MCQ on Misconceptions of HIV/AIDS/STDs 

1. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission? a) HIV can be transmitted through casual contact b) HIV can be transmitted through sharing utensils c) HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites d) HIV can be transmitted through sneezing Correct Answer: a) HIV can be transmitted through casual contact

2. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and its impact on the immune system? a) HIV only affects older adults b) HIV infection can be cured with antibiotics c) HIV weakens the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight infections d) HIV has no effect on the immune system Correct Answer: b) HIV infection can be cured with antibiotics

3. Which of the following is a common misconception about the transmission of HIV through kissing? a) Kissing someone with HIV can transmit the virus b) HIV can be transmitted through saliva during kissing c) HIV cannot be transmitted through kissing d) Kissing only transmits HIV if one partner has bleeding gums Correct Answer: c) HIV cannot be transmitted through kissing

4. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission through sharing needles? a) Sharing needles with an HIV-positive person is safe if the needle is cleaned properly b) HIV cannot be transmitted through sharing needles c) Sharing needles is a common mode of HIV transmission d) HIV can be transmitted through needle pricks in public places Correct Answer: b) HIV cannot be transmitted through sharing needles

5. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS testing? a) HIV testing is expensive and unaffordable b) You need to wait a few months after exposure to get an accurate HIV test result c) HIV testing is not necessary if you don't have symptoms d) HIV test results are always accurate and conclusive Correct Answer: a) HIV testing is expensive and unaffordable

6. Which of the following is a common misconception about condoms and HIV prevention? a) Using two condoms at the same time provides extra protection against HIV b) Latex or polyurethane condoms can significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission c) Condoms are not effective in preventing HIV d) Oil-based lubricants are safe to use with condoms Correct Answer: a) Using two condoms at the same time provides extra protection against HIV

7. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission through sweat? a) HIV can be transmitted through sweat b) Sharing towels can transmit HIV c) HIV can be transmitted through touching surfaces contaminated with sweat d) Sweating can eliminate HIV from the body Correct Answer: a) HIV can be transmitted through sweat

8. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission through oral sex? a) HIV can be transmitted through oral sex b) Oral sex is a safe way to have sexual contact without risk of HIV c) HIV transmission through oral sex only occurs if there are open sores or cuts in the mouth d) HIV cannot be transmitted through oral sex under any circumstances Correct Answer: b) Oral sex is a safe way to have sexual contact without risk of HIV

9. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission through mosquito bites? a) Mosquito bites can transmit HIV b) HIV cannot survive in a mosquito's digestive system, making transmission impossible c) Mosquitoes can spread HIV by injecting infected blood from one person into another d) Mosquitoes can transmit HIV through their saliva Correct Answer: a) Mosquito bites can transmit HIV

10. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission through toilet seats? a) HIV can be transmitted through sitting on a contaminated toilet seat b) HIV does not survive long outside the human body, making toilet seat transmission unlikely c) HIV transmission can occur through sharing a toilet seat with an HIV-positive person d) Toilet seats are a common mode of HIV transmission Correct Answer: a) HIV can be transmitted through sitting on a contaminated toilet seat

11. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and oral hygiene? a) People with HIV/AIDS should avoid dental visits to prevent transmission b) HIV/AIDS weakens the immune system, making dental health more crucial c) Dental care can cure HIV/AIDS d) HIV/AIDS has no impact on oral health Correct Answer: a) People with HIV/AIDS should avoid dental visits to prevent transmission

12. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV transmission through tears and saliva? a) HIV can be transmitted through tears and saliva b) Saliva contains HIV in large quantities, making transmission likely c) Tears and saliva are not a mode of HIV transmission d) Touching a person's tears or saliva can transmit HIV Correct Answer: c) Tears and saliva are not a mode of HIV transmission

13. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and body fluids? a) All body fluids of an HIV-positive person are highly infectious b) Urine and feces can transmit HIV c) HIV is not present in semen and vaginal fluids d) Sweat is a common mode of HIV transmission Correct Answer: b) Urine and feces can transmit HIV

14. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and pregnancy? a) Pregnant women with HIV should avoid antiretroviral treatment to protect the baby b) HIV can be transmitted to the baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding c) HIV-positive mothers cannot have healthy, HIV-negative babies d) Pregnancy can cure HIV/AIDS Correct Answer: a) Pregnant women with HIV should avoid antiretroviral treatment to protect the baby

15. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and the immune system? a) HIV enhances the immune system's ability to fight infections b) HIV attacks and weakens the immune system, making the body vulnerable to infections c) HIV has no effect on the immune system d) HIV can boost immunity against other diseases Correct Answer: b) HIV attacks and weakens the immune system, making the body vulnerable to infections

16. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and blood transfusions? a) HIV cannot be transmitted through contaminated blood transfusions b) Blood banks always test donated blood for HIV, ensuring safety c) Blood transfusions are a common mode of HIV transmission d) HIV can only be transmitted through fresh blood Correct Answer: a) HIV cannot be transmitted through contaminated blood transfusions

17. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and stigma? a) People with HIV/AIDS deserve to be stigmatized and discriminated against b) Stigmatizing people with HIV/AIDS helps prevent the spread of the virus c) Stigma and discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS is harmful and counterproductive d) HIV/AIDS-related stigma is exaggerated and does not exist Correct Answer: c) Stigma and discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS is harmful and counterproductive

18. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and medication adherence? a) HIV medication should only be taken when symptoms are severe b) Taking HIV medication irregularly is effective in managing the virus c) Adhering to an HIV medication regimen is crucial for viral suppression d) HIV medication is unnecessary once the CD4 cell count is normal Correct Answer: c) Adhering to an HIV medication regimen is crucial for viral suppression

19. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and virulence? a) HIV becomes less virulent as it progresses within the body b) HIV remains equally virulent throughout the progression of the disease c) HIV becomes more virulent as it progresses within the body d) Virulence is not a characteristic associated with HIV Correct Answer: a) HIV becomes less virulent as it progresses within the body

20. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and viral load? a) Viral load refers to the number of CD4 cells in the body b) Higher viral load indicates better immune system functioning c) Viral load measures the amount of HIV in the blood d) Viral load is unrelated to HIV/AIDS progression Correct Answer: c) Viral load measures the amount of HIV in the blood

21. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and sexual orientation? a) HIV/AIDS only affects heterosexual individuals b) HIV/AIDS does not affect individuals based on their sexual orientation c) People with a specific sexual orientation are more susceptible to HIV/AIDS d) HIV/AIDS affects only individuals of a specific sexual orientation Correct Answer: b) HIV/AIDS does not affect individuals based on their sexual orientation

22. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and gender? a) HIV/AIDS affects only men b) Women are less susceptible to HIV/AIDS compared to men c) HIV/AIDS affects individuals of all genders d) HIV/AIDS affects only transgender individuals Correct Answer: c) HIV/AIDS affects individuals of all genders

23. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and age? a) HIV/AIDS only affects older adults b) HIV/AIDS does not affect children c) HIV/AIDS affects individuals of all age groups d) HIV/AIDS affects only adolescents Correct Answer: c) HIV/AIDS affects individuals of all age groups

24. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and drinking from the same glass? a) HIV can be transmitted by drinking from the same glass as an infected person b) Sharing glasses is a mode of HIV transmission c) HIV cannot survive outside the body, making glass sharing safe d) Drinking from the same glass is only risky if there are visible blood traces Correct Answer: a) HIV can be transmitted by drinking from the same glass as an infected person

25. Which of the following is a common misconception about HIV/AIDS and swimming pools? a) HIV can be transmitted through swimming pools b) Chlorine in swimming pools can kill HIV, making transmission unlikely c) HIV does not survive in chlorinated water d) Swimming in a pool with an HIV-positive person can transmit the virus Correct Answer: a) HIV can be transmitted through swimming pools

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